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Berbere Spice Blend Recipe

Berbere is a popular ingredient in spicy Ethiopian spice blends. It's used to season meats, chicken and veggies, beans, and nuts. Berbere is used in many low-sodium dishes as a salt alternative.

Ethiopian Berbere Spice Blend Recipe

Three Berbere Spice Facts.
Berbere is a hot spice blend that is an integral ingredient in Ethiopian cuisine.
Berbere name means hot in Amharic.
Berbere is pronounced bear-bear-ee.


Create our easy homemade Ethiopian Berbere spice blend at home. Berbere spice blend made at home is created fresh without additives or preservatives.

Recipe for Berbere spice blend

Ingredients
1/2 cup ground dried spicy chilies
1/4 cup paprika
1 teaspoon ground powdered ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice

Ethiopian Berber spice blend

Directions
Finely grind fenugreek seeds and combine well with remaining ingredients. Store in an airtight container away from heat and direct sunlight. 



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